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Jon Davis Reads Poetry At Mesa Library Thursday

on December 12, 2017 - 10:40am

Poet Jon Davis reads poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/Jon Davis

The poet Chuck Calabreze often appears in place of Jon Davis at readings. Courtesy/Jon Davis

Library News:

Santa Fe poet Jon Davis will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Davis is the author of four full-length poetry collections—Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995), and Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987); five chapbooks; and

Farolitos Or Luminarias?

on December 12, 2017 - 7:46am



Farolitos or Luminarias? This question almost rivals the official state question, red or green?

On Christmas Eve, candlelights line the streets and houses in New Mexico. The words, farolitos and luminarias, are often interchangeably used in New Mexico to name the lights, which are constructed of a brown paper bag (think of a sack lunch), sand (to weigh the bag down and hold the candle in place), and a votive or tea candle.


Montaño: Hilltopper Hoops Roundup

on December 12, 2017 - 6:47am
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Boys’ Basketball

BELEN – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ basketball team finished in third place at the Hub City Tournament at Belen High School. The ‘Toppers beat Mission Achievement and Success Charter out of Albuquerque in the first round by a 69-23 score to advance to the winners bracket.

The ‘Toppers ran into a strong 6-A Manzano team, also out of Albuquerque, losing a very tight contest 71-65. The Monarchs ended up winning the Hub City Tournament over host Belen.

In the third place game, Los Alamos faced another 6-A team in

Fajardo Requests Agency Directors Presentation On Experiences Enforcing ‘No Harassment’ Policy

on December 12, 2017 - 6:46am

Rep. Kelly Fajardo




LOS LUNAS —Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has asked New Mexico legislative leaders Brian Egolf and Mary Kay Papen to schedule a presentation from legislative agency directors on their experiences enforcing the Legislature’s current “No Harassment” policy at a meeting of the Legislative Council later this week.


The Legislative Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in Room 307 of the State Capitol.  


Fajardo noted that the Legislative Council will discuss the formation of a working group to review the current policy and recommend

LAHS Students Bake Nut Free Holiday Food

on December 12, 2017 - 6:11am

Kristen Pyle’s students, Julia Williams and Nicole Bejarano, of Los Alamos High School prepare Sun Butter cookies for students with nut allergies with a little help from Chartwells. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA Announces Winter Closure Notices

on December 12, 2017 - 6:01am

In the case of inclement weather, UNM-LA will announce delays or closures through media outlets and LoboAlerts texts. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close for winter break Friday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Jan. 2. There will be no classes or activities, and buildings will be closed.

Throughout the year, UNM-LA strives to keep the community notified about weather delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies, through the media, the UNM-LA website, and the UNM-Los Alamos Facebook page.

Additionally, students, faculty and staff can sign up


Tim Keller Concludes Tenure As State Auditor

on December 12, 2017 - 5:54am
Tim Keller
SANTA FE  Over the last three years, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has made transformational progress on long-standing challenges and addressed some of the state’s most critical issues.
In spite of budget reductions each year, the OSA has improved and streamlined processes to bring transparency and accountability to public funds. As Tim Keller concludes his tenure as State Auditor, the office is in excellent condition to continue good government work.
“Serving as New Mexico’s State Auditor has been one of the greatest honors of my life and we

Los Alamos Natives Lead Eagles Against ‘Toppers

on December 12, 2017 - 5:45am

Los Alamos natives Roy and Yvonne Sanchez take a photo after biking in Utah this summer. The siblings will lead the Eldorado Eagles against the 'Toppers this Friday. Courtesy photo/Facebook

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos residents and siblings Roy and Yvonne Sanchez have each found great success coaching basketball in New Mexico.

Roy, a Los Alamos High School graduate, has been the boys’ head coach at Eldorado High School since 1994 and has compiled a 373-254 record and three state titles in those 24 years.

The Sanchez family moved to


FBI: Armed Man Robs Albuquerque Bank

on December 12, 2017 - 5:23am

FBI News:
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who displayed a handgun when he robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday, Nov. 27.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40s, approximately 5'10” to 5'11” tall, with a medium to heavy build, and a goatee. He wore a black baseball cap with a Zia symbol on the front, dark trousers, light-colored shoes, and a gray T-shirt over a dark long-sleeve shirt. \
At approximately 3:28 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West at 5901 Menaul Boulevard, NE.

LAMS Native Hawks Celebrate Feast Day

on December 12, 2017 - 5:15am

The ladies of the Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks serve their fellow students during a Feast Day event as Native American Heritage month comes to a close. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


LAMS Instructional Assistant

The Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks celebrated a Feast Day recently as Native American Heritage month came to an end.

Throughout the month, students attended a special gathering at UNM-LA, to spend time with Native poets and potters. The artisans shared their talents and backgrounds inspiring young students for the future.

The Native Hawks

Reporters Without Borders Opposes Spread Of China’s Internet Surveillance Model

on December 12, 2017 - 5:01am
RSF News:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the international community and the world’s Internet giants to resist China’s use of the concept of national “cyberspace sovereignty” as a pretext for exporting its Internet surveillance model. 
The concept was reaffirmed again this week at China’s annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, whose participants included Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai.
China is “willing to work with the international community to respect cyberspace sovereignty and promote partnerships,” President

Daily Postcard: Deer Jump Fence On 48th Street

on December 12, 2017 - 4:55am
Daily Postcard: These deer jumped the fence Monday and spent time investigating the back yard of a home on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil
Photo by Donna Reil
Photo by Donna Reil

SBS Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:55pm

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Janet Harris with her winnings. Courtesy photo

Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Jennifer Jordan, right, with her winnings. Courtesy photo


Local residents Janet Harris and Jennifer Jordan tied for first place in the Los Alamos Small Business Saturday GooseChase Scavenger Hunt, and were each awarded $200 in Chamber Checks.

This year, Los Alamos Small Business Saturday shoppers had the chance to join in some scavenger hunt fun through a smart phone app called GooseChase.


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Pushes For Extension Of Secure Rural Schools Program

on December 11, 2017 - 5:23pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined a group of bipartisan senators in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to include a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program in any end-of-year legislation.

SRS supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services for more than 775 counties across the country. 

The SRS program

Toppers Take 3rd At Hub City Tournament

on December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

Los Alamos High School Basketball Coach Mike Kluk talks with his starters during a time out in the first period of the Hub City Tournament played Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Belen High School Gymnasium. The Topper Boys Team's first game was against the MAS Charter Bulls, a new charter school in Albuquerque.

SBA Names LTC Adolfo Vasquez (USA, Ret.) New Mexico Deputy District Director

on December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

SBA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Retired Lieutenant Colonel Adolfo Vasquez (U.S. Army) is the new Deputy District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District Office. 

He is responsible for directing the statewide delivery of SBA’s programs to support small business owners in starting, managing and growing their businesses.

“We welcome Mr.

Lady Hilltoppers At 7 In Joe Armijo Basketball Classic

on December 11, 2017 - 5:09pm

The Lady Topper Basketball Team is about ready to take to the floor for their first game in the Joe Armijo Basketball ClassicJoe Armijo Basketball Classic played Thursday in the gymnasium at Albuquerque Academy. The tournament ran for three days and is one of the premier tournaments of the basketball season featuring teams from around the state. The toppers drew the Las Cruces Bulldawgs for their first game. The Bulldawgs are a 6A team and rated the number one team in the state.

Christmas Tubas Perform Free Concert Dec. 22

on December 11, 2017 - 3:56pm

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, admission is free. Courtesy photo

Tubas. Courtesy photo


Nothing says Christmas quite like the sound of a choir performing carols.

This choir happens to be composed of tubas and euphoniums and is performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. There is no admission charge.

The group came together in 2002, and has played at various venues throughout Los Alamos every holiday season since then.

American Legion Riders Chapter 19 Takes Part In Wreaths Across America

on December 11, 2017 - 3:20pm

A group of patriotic citizens joined the Los Alamos Legion Riders in honoring all veterans buried at Guaje Pines Cemetery by placing wreaths on each grave as part of the Wreaths Across America national event last year. Photo by Leland Lehman/


The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Riders have surpassed their goal, and for the second consecutive year are pleased to announce that a wreath will be placed on every known Veterans’

Christine Trujillo Charged In Two Shoplifting Cases

on December 11, 2017 - 3:16pm


Christine Trujillo, 51, of Espanola faces preliminary hearings Dec. 22 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in connection with two November shoplifting incidents at Smith’s Marketplace.

Court records indicate that in the first case, on Nov. 3, Trujillo was observed on security cameras as she allegedly entered the store, proceeded to the meat department, selected several items and eventually exited the store passing all open and operating checkout registers without paying for the items.

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Environmental Services Holiday Closure Schedule

on December 11, 2017 - 3:05pm


The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided on the days denoted below. If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out on the Wednesday of that same week.

For residents and businesses whose normal pickup day is Monday, leave your recycle and trash bins out Wednesday, Dec. 27 rather than Monday, Dec. 25. Similarly, leave trash and recycle bins out Wednesday, Jan. 3 rather than Monday, Jan. 1.

Update: LANL Public Meeting On Storm Water Project

on December 11, 2017 - 3:03pm

Wilhelm Hearings Reset For Dec.15

on December 11, 2017 - 2:58pm



Three preliminary hearings scheduled for Dec. 8 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Krista Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos have been reset for Dec. 15.

Wilhelm’s attorney Michael Jones told Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Friday that a plea agreement is being negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Wilhelm is charged with abuse of a child and battery against a household member, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Whitney Muziani-Holland

on December 11, 2017 - 11:02am